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>> today on "earth focus"... coal ash. it's a toxic waste being dumped across the united states. someme people living cle to these dumps have unique health proroblems. is coal ash o blame? we look for answers, coming up, on "earth focus." in pennsylvania, 3 adjoining countnties are the e hot spot oa rare cancer. in juliette, georgia, radioactive water flows from the tap. these problems may seem unrelated, but with a closer look, these two communities share a common denominator--coal ash, and lots of it. the discovery of coal in the
united states dramatically shaped our energy future. today, there is no greater source of power than coal combustion. it's responsible for nearly 40% of our electricity. but burning coal generates waste. it's called coal ash, and every year in the u.s., 130 million tons of it is created. >> it's the largegest industrial waste stream in america. you could fill the boxcars of a freight train that would stretch from new york city to melbourne, australia, with the coal ash that's generated every year in this country. >> the ash contains toxic metals. lead, arsenic, chromium, cadadum, othersrs. and iit evens radioactive substances. >> it's these pollutants, many of them known to cause cancer, that have people worried. and the big question is, where are all these totoxins ending u?
>> there's fly ash and coal dust... we'll go on the front porch and do the same thing. >> you can see as you look up there the fresh ash. it's like an orangish color. when it's windy, it can get into their homes, it can get into their cars, and god forbid they're walking across the street or whatever, it actually gets into their lungs. >> in the united states, there are over 500 0 coal-fired power plants. and until recently, ththe dangers of coal ash have largely been hidden from public view. this is one of the largest
coal-fired power facilities in the country. called plantnt scherer, it's located in juliette, georgia, and is majority owned by georgia power. each year it produces 3 1/2 million kilowatts of electricity. generating that power requires a lot of coal. over 1,200 tons of coal are burned every hour at plant scherer, and in 2010, that resulted in 2,200 tons of coal ash. and it's all dumped into aa 750-acre unlined pond, meaning nothing prevents toxins from entering the groundwater. >> they built this pnt an areaea where there's no public wawater access. everyone w within a 5-me radius and maybe even further, drinking on private well water. >> that includes donna and phil welch. when they built their home n 2001, they thought they were moving into an ideal countryside home. >> and we were so excited about
moving to the country. um, fresh air, you know, kind of john denver-ish generation that we were f from. and we were excxcid aboutut bringing our children to the country. you know, building thehe home of our dreams.s. >> instead, likeke others in juliette, they got sick. >> several years after we moved in, i started developing some numbness in my feet. first in one foot, and thenen it just ket getting worse. and it just really was concerningng. i would lose my balance. then, i had a stomachache fofor 3 weweeks, really, really bad. i had been to the doctor, he drew w blood, and he called e at work a and said, your liver s almost in failure. he said, i've never seen liver enzymes as high as yours s are. >> donna isn't the only one with severe health issues. mark goolsby, who once worked at the plant, doesn't believe it's safe to l live here. >> there's been 12 people on this road alone die with
different kinds of cancer. my mother's probably a mile or less from ththe plant. my mother stays chronically ilil with sinus s infections. there's other famimilies on ththis particular road, they have neurological problems, and all of this is documented through the lolocal doctors. >> there was one article in our macon paper about a lady that lives maybe 2 miles fromom here. her husband had passed away, and he had had a rare form of canancer. before he died, shehed both their hair tested, and it came up very high in some heavy metal elements.s. and so she had her water tested. we thought sure that's not our problem, but we e might as well have it tesested. >> donna sent her water here, to the university of georgia's water testing facility. using sophisticated instruments, technicians like jake mower are able to determine what elements are present iin a water sample.
>> donna welch and i have spoken many times. she had a--a very elevated amount of uranium in her well water. she also had radon in her water and radon in her home air. so her family was exposed to quite a bit of environmental toxicity. uranium will break down to radon, radium. they are classified as carcinogens. i think it would be very interesting t to find out exacty what the source of thehe uranium contamination is, largely because her case was a little severe. i think it's a little unusual. >> now donna has no safe well water coming to her home and must rely on bottled water for everyday needs. >> you can imagine how many i go through and just the, u um, you know, not being g able to jt have the simple convenience of running water in your home that's--that's safe. so it's a--
it's a chore. >> the story isn't much different in one tri-county area of pennsylvania. instead of one coal-fired power plant, there are 6. unlike plant scherer, which burns pure coal, these plants are burning coal waste left over by previous mining. coal waste, also called culm, can now be burned to generate power. but there are some downsides. not only is coal waste less efficient than regular coal, it also has higher concentrations of heavy metals. >> matter doesn't disappear. metals don't just disappear. they canan't. and so when you bn waste coal, those metals, like lead and arsenic and cadmium, are left more concentrated than ever in the waste coal ash. 9- to 10 million tons of coal ash are dumped every year in pennsylvania. and a lot of it is happening right here in schuylkilill county and
surrounding counties. >> john kolbush, a local resident and survivor of leukemia, has coal ash being dumped just minutes from his house. hehere at the northeastern power company in mcadoo, coal ash is trucked from the plant straight through the heart of town to an old mine site for dumping, bringing toxic coal ash ever closer to people. >> when--when the trucks are leaving and when they're fully loaded, the ashes is blowing out of the vehicles. and when they come through town here, empty, they don't have the tarps on, the ash just blows. if you see some of the houses, the sidings on the houses with the thick aaccumulation n of soot and ash. a year and half ago, we came through there, and it was a
really windy day, it was l likea smog going through itit. none of the ash w was covered a and it's just--it was actually like driving through a fog. and it's just a--it's a crime. there's the one that we just followed down the road. he's dumping and you can see the ash there. this pit was approximately 300 feet deep. it's all filled with ashes. they run probably two dozen trucks continuous all day long, 6 days a week. >> tons of coal ash are dumped legally in unlined pits every year, even though the u.s. environmental protection agency acknowledges coal ash can cause serious health effects. coal ash is also being used in creating
products like roofing material, bricks, and concrete. the epa calls this "beneficial use," and members of the coal industry claim reusing coal ash provides an environmental benefit. >> there are a wide variety of things we can use coal ash for, rather r than throw it awaway. the most prominent uses are, uh, using coal fly ash in concrete. every ton of fly ash we put into concretete is a ton of cement tt doesn't need to be made, and not making that ton of cement has saved over 11 million tons of co2 emissions last year alone. useded properlrly, coal ash is a safe material for beneficial use. the e levels of metals in coal ash are comparable to the levels of metalsls in the didirt and rocks in your backykyard. we believe the best solution to coal ash disposal problems is to quit throwing it away. in parts f f the coununtry, these historc ccoal mines have a tremendous problem with acid mine drainage.
you've seen n the ororange-colod creeks and those kind of things. coal ash can actually be used, uh, to modify the ph in those settings and relieve that acid minene drainage. so that's an example wherere you actually wat tto put the coal ashsh in contat witith the water because it's-- it improves the water qualality by doing that. >> but local people in pennsylvania disagree. >> this is actually the opening from the gilberton mineshaft. they have put 16 millllion tons of fly ash into the beaty mining and the owen gowen site to control acid mine drainage. and this is what's coming out from underneath them. and you can see on the rocks up there in the corner, you can see acid mine drainage. you can see the iron pyrite. right there's the ash, all the way back there. wow.
there's no liner. there's no nothing. it's just poured on the grground. underneath most of the sites, you have mine pools. there's more chemicals in there probablyly than you'u'd have ine average chchemical factotory. ad it's alall leaching into the ground toto whatever mine pool is underneath, to god knows whose water supply where. >> we're talking about a quarter of a million people live here. now, people aren't drinking all that mine e pool water. they're drinking reservoir water that the mine pool helps feed. the water that flows into those reservoirs comes from groundwater and from mine pools and from springs that come out of the sides of mountains. and the danger is if you contaminate too many of those sources, then you have a health thrhreat. >> just as in juliette, georgia, people here are also getting sick. if you type in hazleton, it does come up cancer capital ofof pennsylvania. >> this is ground zero for the polycythemia vera cancer investigation. >> called pv for short,
polycythemia vera is a rare form of blood cancer in most of the u.s. but here, there's a confirmed cluster of pv cases. >> in 2004, we learned that there were 67 diagnosed cases of polycythemia vera, which ultimately led to the--to the confirmation of a cancer cluster. since then, 130 cases of polycythemia vera have been reported to the pa cancer registry. people w with pv, like debea trently anand merlrle wertman, suffer from an overproduction of red blood cells. >> so the blood gets very thick, and it can cause, you know, blockages to smaller blood vesssels that feed vitaal organs of our body. tissue deathth can ococcur anywhere in the bobody. it canan occur in their braiain, it can occur in their toe, it can occur in their liver. we've seen patients where they've developed infarctions to their feet, where they've had to have t toes amputated. they have infarctioions to their liver. they can have an infarction to their heart, much
like a heart attack. >> the way it works on you, you're so exhausted and tired, you have chronic pain everywhere. i have chronic fatitigue. headaches, terrrribl. it affects your vision. i'll just t wake up and have pas in my legs and my hands and my feet. it's vascular, so it goes through every part, every vein on your body, you're having a lot of pain, every direction. you don'n't know whehere to put yourself. >> for merle, who has been a sports fanatic all his life, pv has really changed his once active lifestyle. >> these are--some of these are pete rose. he's my favorite. steve carlton. he's a... somemetimes i get moody anand miserable, but i don't think i was always that way. they give me a phlebotomy. uh, they stick a 12-gauge needle in your arm and they draw all the blood out of you. usually 26 ounces they take out. when i first got this, it was, uh, i was getting it twice a month,
every two weeks. >> in the 22-square mile polycythemia vera research clususter area, uh, there's a number of environmental assaults. at least 6 known super-fund s sites, 6 waste coal generators, and over 23 unlined waste coal ash pits, all surrounding our community's public water supplies and private well users. from a scientific perspective, it's known that polycythemia vera is an acquired cancer, meaning that it's likely o of te enenvironment. you're not born with it. so now we're looking at this very complex mystery of the environment and its potential link in causing p. vera. >> the search for answers began here, at the now silent home of betty and lester kester. >> what is happening here is not beautiful. it's not a pretty story. as beautifulul as my parents' life was, and as many wonderful things they had in it,
the p. vera, i it really affectd their life in a dramatic way. both passed away in 2008. the p. vera took their lives within about 5 years from the time that they were diagnosed with it. >> ground zero for polycythemia vera in the free world, or in the world in general, was betty and lester kester. when betty kester died, she had decided to dodonate her body to science for the investigation. >> her body tissues eventually found their way here to dr. ronald hoffman's lab in mt. sinai hospital in new york city. he has spent nearly 40 years studyining pv. >> there were too many patients with polycythemia vevera in tha- in that area a than one could account for. whether the environment or toxins in the environmnment lead to an incread risk of polycythemia vera is unknown. that's really an area of researcrch analsoso
speculation. the problem is that there are multiple toxic compounds that are in the ground and also in the air in this area, and to prove a one-to-one relationship is going to be very, very tough. in this area, there were a lot of super-fundnd sites and coal mines. so, you know, they weren't here, they weren't there. they were here. and that was the concern. anand that's the concern in my mind to this s day. it's a question mark. i don't have the answer to this. i'm not a statistician, but intuitively it would seem to me more than chance that--that this would occur. >> while science continues to gather evidence, some people believe that politics and profit are outweighing the need to protect public health. >> whether it's a democratic
administration or a republican administration, , coal talks. >> government agencicies, in my opopinion, have more bebeen apto represesent thbebest ieresests f the polluters. they seem to have rights more so than what people do. >> georgia power, i think, is very effective in influencing, if not cocontrollining, what ges voted on. they get what they want. i'm trying to figure out if they ever don't get what they want. >> there's no monitoring systems, there's no liner systems. there's a whole litany of things that just are absent, uh, from how we conduct our environmental business. >> in pennsylvania, two agencies, the state department of environmental protection and the federal agency for toxic substances and disease registry are obligated to protect public health. but they have both drawn criticism for not adequately addressing the contamination problem.m. >> the monitoring is overseen by the dedepartment of environmenental protection.
we have one site where a public water supply has been contaminatated with arsenic. the epa's toxic release inventory indicates that high levels of arsenic was found in much of the ash that was dumped at this site. all right? so, you know, simply from the standpoint of the waste stream, the quality of the waste stream and what has happened to the public water supply, indicates an adequate study should have bebeen done to determine if thee is a connection between the disposal site and the well. this never did occurur. the public have been simply brushed off and told, don't worry, trust us. you are adequately protected. but once again, this is being done without any adequate data to give to the public. and consequently the public is saying, should we trust the pepeople that are supposed to protect us? >> for the last 20 years, these federal and state agencies, the same ones that have been investigating this problem, have
been promoting g this process of dumping the coal ashsh without y safeguards. for them to now, uh, admit that they think that the coal a ash is causing these cancerers would be to admit that they y caused this whwhole probm in the first place. >> while families wait for answers, toxic ash continues to pile up. back in georgia, people aren't just frustrated about poor regulation, they're claiming that georgia power is trying to hide the problem. georgia power will tell you t te 750-acre e lined popond poses no thrhreat to local r residents. but behind this good-neighbor disgsguise, some company actions suggest that they know t there s a probobm. in the e last dececa, georgia power bought several homes from residents with particularly poor health. >> my aunt, she was bought out last july. she had been out here since 1976. and her concretee driveway starting turnining bla.
her brick started to turning. she would go out in the yard and have severe nosebleeds. then she developed breast cancer. when mymy aunt's hohouss purchased, they hired a contractor to come in. theyy filled the well, they filled the septic tank, tore her house down, tore up the concrete driveway, planted pine trees, like there's nothin' ever beeeen there. put up a fencnce and posd signs. but we fefeel kind of like david going up against goliath, you know. it's, uh, to me, to buy out one person on this road that complained about it, go 5 miles down the road, buy out another family, but yet leave people close to the plant that's in harm's way, i say, uh, to have to breathe in this coal dust and this flyly ash, they're trying o hide s something. and i thinkk georgia power has known all along that there's been a problem.m. >> mark isn't the only one who shares that opinion. local lawyer brian adams, who grew up near the plant, now represents over 100 juliette residents who are suing the
plant for environmental contamination. >> there have been deaths that we attribute that are related to the toxins that are coming from the plantnt. linkining everything together is certainly one of the scientific issues that we're working on, but we-- we k know that there were bad things, bad contaminants that are coming from m the plant atat are getting to the people in the community that are causing health problems. we do have liver cancer, kidney cancer, stomach cancer, all that we are afraid d is attributed to the contaminations. i think as people realize that maybe georgia popower has known that sosome of this stuff is not good and not good f for the aa, and they never said anything, instead encouraged pepeople to e in that area, , that's where the anger really y starts to g get , because, again, they feel like they've been lied to. the thing is, georgia power does do someme good things for the community. they hehelp people in the community, they give back, they give to good causes. a lot of peoplele in that communinity, theyey do work the. but it's s in part to cover u up these callous and cruel things that they k know they've done.
they've k know this stuff is goa cause problems,s, and it appears that they don't really care. a lot of our claims are based on some common law claims that say, look, you can't do something and harm your neighbor. and that's what they're doing. they're harmining their neieighbor. and that is a violation of ththe law. >> as litigation in georgia slowly plays out, coal ash dumps across the u. conontinue toto be regulated a at the state level, resulting in a patchwork of standards. many states, like georgia a and pennsylvania, exet coal ash from hazardous wastste regulation. at the federal levevel, debate over coalal ash regulalation has dragged on n fr decades. and despite recent coal ash spills in north carolina, coal ash has yet to receive federal regulation. >> garbage disposal and trash is probably more regulated than coal ash is. without any question, we need a national regulation to
establish a bar that every state has to meet. and this iis how we'e'rere going to protect the pupublic. >> the government has been sued to demand t that ththeyo somethg about this. the problem is that the power cocompanies have known since the e seventies and probay longer than that t that this col ash is such a massive, huge amount of waste that they don't know what to do with. they have fought for years and years and years to make sure that the regulations don't make it difficult for them to get rid of this stuff. >> the message for the communities are you havave to defend yourself and know thahat your governmement that you are financing is not adequately defending your health, safety, and welfarare, nor your rights o clean air, clean land, and clean water. >> the people who live around coal ash dump sites believe they are being shrugged off as collateral damage, by both corporate intnterests and sslow-movingng government agenc. more than anyone, they know what's at stake. >> i've lived 55 years. and i know that it's a tough
economy and people have to make tough decisions. um, i do think thatat power andnd money and grd is s a big--i-is a big papart o. >> i do believe that we need energy. i do believe that we-- i'm not against coal. t the thig that i would like to see is, um, not shutting the company down or ananything like that. i just do not want these contaminants seeping into the underground water. >> if we could jujust let people hahave clean water andnd clean air to breathe. and just get back to the bubusiness s of living and nott worried about dyin >> burning coal to generate power isn't going away anytime soon. but there is a changing climate in the energy sector. >> the way we produce power in this country isis changing, andt will continue to change. at the end of the day, i think we're all realizing that t you cannot make a coal plant as safe as you can make other energy
10/24/16 10/24/16 [captioning made possible by democracy now!] amy: from pacifica, this is democracy nonow! >> you are all under arrest. >> when you're out there, you're in a very rural place. very limited cell service, very limited conductivity to the outside world. when you're out there and facing a line of police that are armed helicopters rifles,
overhead, it is very scary. amy: police in north dakota, using pepper spray and carrying assault rifles, arrest over 100 people gathering for a peaceful march to oppose construction of the $3.8 billion dakota access pipeline and protect a sacred site from destruction. we'll go to the standoff at standing rock for an update from activistst and journalisist saen seitcham. and the ongoing standoff and the pipeline protest. >> because i have 40,000 people watching. everybody knows you have the vehicles surrounded. if you're watching -- amy: that is actor shailene
woodley. we will speak to her about her arrest and strip searching for protesting the north dakota access pipeline. and we will go to deia schlosber , the award-winning documentary film acre and producer who was arrested on october 11 while reporting on a, change protest -- climate change protest. she is charged with three felonies and faces 45 years in jail. we will also speak to our colleague, filmmaker josh fox. his latest piece, "the arrest of journalists and filmmakers covering the dakota pipeline is a threat to democracy -- and the planet." died at theen has age of 76. he spent decades shaping movements against war and for social justice. >> at the end of the vietnam war, people lked away. campuses shut wn. e military was described by rine conels anmilitary
history as being on theerge of collap. they wald away. the counterculture walked away. we all walk away. amy: all that and more, coming up. welcome to democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. in north dakota, police arrested over 100 people this weekend who gathered for a peaceful march opposing construction of the $3.8 billion dakota access pipeline. the demonstrators, whoho call ththemselves protectors not protesters, were arrested afterr they w were confronted by popole in riot gear, carrying assault rifles. they say they police pepper sprayed them and then arrested them en masse. this is footage from the sacred stone camp. >> you are all under arrest. you're under arrest.
[indiscernible] >> do not be afraid. ! heyey amy: t those arresested face chs ranging fr engaging g in a riot, reckless endangerment, criminal trespass, assaulting an officer, and resisisting arrerest. organizers a also say popolice d rubbbber bullets at t drones the water prototectors were ususingo document police actitivity. we will go to north dakota aer the heheadlines toto speak witia housuska of hononor the eartrthd sachcheen seitcham of the west coasast women warriors media collective. we will also s speak to shaiaile woodleley, who was arrested durg a protest during the pipeline after indigenous peoples day and with deia schlosber, a filmmaker charged with three felonies and facing 45 years in jail for filming another pipeline protests elsewhere in the
dakota. in pennsylvania, authorities have lifted a warning to customers to limit water use after a pipeline rupture on friday spilled 55,000 gallons of gasoline into the susquehanna river. they said it would continunue to moninitor ter popoverty. in iraq, t turkish troops fired artillery on isis positions around mososul as iraqi i forced kurdisish #a -- peshmerga advand into the suburbs of the city. the presence of some 2000 turkish troops near mosul has angered many iraqis, as well as iraq's military, which is denying turkey's claims of participation. the fighting came as ash carter traveled to iraq he promimised stepped-up air support for the fight. meanwhile, the united nations children's fund is warning as many as 1.5 million people may be affected by the fight to recapture mosul, half of them children. and humanitarian workers say some 200,000 people may need shelter during the offensive.
a u.s. a federal court has ruled that no one, not even the president of the united states, has the power to declare torture legal. fridayay's unanimous ruling by a panel of judges on the fourth circuit court of appeals reinstates a lawsuit against the military contractor caci. the suit charges caci directed and participated in torture at the abu ghraib prison in iraq in 2004, where it was hired by the u.s. to provide interrogation services. four iraqi men say they were subjected to extreme temperatures, electric shocks, broken bones, death threats, and sexual abuse. the california national guard is attempting to claw back reenlistment bonuses paid out to nearly 10,000 soldiers at the height of the iraq and afghanistan wars. "the los angeles times" reports the bonuses were worth at least $15,000 per soldier, with many receiving thousands more in student loan repayments. the pentagon says an audit
showowed the soldiers received e bonuses, although they should have been deemed ineligible. those refusing to repay the bonuses face interest charges, wage garnishments, and tax liens. many of the veterans affected suffered combabat injurieses. in s syria, heavy fighting has resumed in aleppo after a three-day ceasefire ended with the united nations saying it was unable to evacuate any of the besieged city's sick and wounded. russia and syria annouounced the humanitarian pause last week, but u.n. humanitarian affairs spokesman jens laerke said aid workers were unable to reach those in need. >> medical evacuations of sick -- theured people could necessary conditions were not in place to ensure safe, secure, and voluntary evacuations of sick and critically wounded people and their families. amy: russian and syrian
officials said rebels prevented civilians from leaving aleppo during the break in fighting, accusing them of taking human shields. in france, hundreds of police officers have begun clearing the refugee camp in calais known as "the jungle" ahead of its planned demolition. the first of nearly 7000 camp residents boarded buses monday morning bound for refugee centers elsewhere in france. the camp has been home to refugees from iraq, afghanistan, syria, sudan, somalia, and other war-torn regions who are seeking to reach england by crossing through h the channel tunnel. overnighght on sunday, some residents and their supporters protested, setting fire to portable toilets. police responded with volleys of tear gas canisters. an activist said many fear they'll be deported to another european country or sent home. >> may be about half, maybe a bit less, will leave of their own accord. the rest, they will leave in the
buses there compelled to. over 2000 people have left t in the last few weeks. in this weekend, there are lots of people living for paris -- leaving for paris. amy: britishsh authoririties sad they were working to resettle some of the camp's 1300 unaccompanied children, but many advocates for the refugees fear minors are being swept up on buses and shipped elsewhere in france. in media news, at&t has agreed to purchase time warner for $85 billion. if approved by federal antitrust regulators, the merger would give at&t control over warner bros. film and television studios, along with cnn, tnt, hbo, and many other brands. critics warn of further limits to competition and higher prices for customers. the merger could also allow at&t to give preferential treatment to streaming video from time warner's companies, which would violate the principles of net neutrality. on the campaign trail, a spokesperson for hillary clinton said the proposed merger raises questions and concerns. donald trump's campaign took a hardrd line, sayaying in a
statement -- "donald trump will break up the new media conglomerate oligopolies that have gained enormous control over our information." in election news donald trump , arrived in florida on sunday for a three-day trip. trump likely needs to win florida's 29 electoral college votes in order to have any hope of winning the white house. at a rally in naples, trump blasted polls showing he's doing poorly among women voters. mr. trump: i really think those polls are very inaccurate when it comes to women. i think we are doing better with women than with men, frankly. so we are setting records with men, but i want to set records with women. and i hate to tell the men this, but if i could swap, i would swap you out so fast. amy: trump's comments came after another woman came forward saturday accusing trtrump of inappropriate sexual behavior. adult film star jessica drake says trump grabbed her in a hug and kissed her without
permission and later offered her $10,000 and use of his private jet if she would joioin trump fr dinner in his suite. drake is the 11th woman to accuse trump of unwanted sexual advances since an "access hollywood" tape surfaced showing trump boasted of sexually assasaulting w women. meanwhile, a new reuters/ipsos poll shows that half of republican voters would reject the results of the presidential election if hillary clinton wins. the poultry after the final presidential debate where donald trump refused to say if you would accept the root -- the election results. wikileaks continues to release emails from the account of john podesta, the chair of hillary clinton's presidential campaign. one set of emails revealed hillary clinton secured a $12 million donation to the clinton global initiative in 2015 from the king of morocco on the condition that she speak at an event in marekesh. bill and chelsea clinton ultimately spoke in hillary clinton's place.
the donation came as clinton prepared to announce her candidacy. on sunday, clinton was asked whether the donation amounted to a pay-to-play scheme. mrs. clinton: as a a than i thik we should alall be concerned abt what t the russians s are tryint dodo tour elecection and usising wikileakaks very blatantly to ty to influence the outcome of the election. amy: major websites across the internet were unavailable to millions of users on friday as a massive cyberattack shut down such popular destinations as paypal, netflix, twitter, reddit, and spotify. the attack employed thousands of web cameras, dvr's, and other internet-enabled household devices whicich were infected by malware. internet security experts have long warned that devices on the so-called "internet of things" are e poorly p protected, and pa major security risk. in venezuela, supporters of president nicholas maduro briefly stormed the national assembly on sunday, interrupting
opposition lawmakers pushing for maduro's removal from office. about 100 pro-government activists pushed their way past security guards and onto the floor, halting an emergency session of parliament for about 45 minutes. opponents of president maduro and his socialist party were left furious on thursday when courts blocked a national refererendum on removing maduro. lawmakers passed a largely symbolic resolution calling for the international community to help restore democracy by any means necessary. each side accused the other of fomenting a coup. this is venezuelan ruling party deputy, hector rodriguez. >> they have made us waste time today in a crude attempt to stage a coup, like in brazil, honduras. in venezuela, we do not have the conditions for them to stage a coup. this as they are leading to a massive shortage ensued and eight.
in washington ststate, police st and killed a pregnant mother of three inside her home on the muckleshoot indian reservation friday night. 23-year-old renee davis died after a pair of king county sheriff's deputies opened fire on her. in a statement, the sheriff's department said davis was armed with a handgun. davis' foster sister said police were conducting a wellness check after receiving a report that davis was suicidal. a recent investigation by "in these times" magazine found that native americans were more likely to be killed by police than any other group, including -- other group in the united states. go to democracynow.org for our extended interview. protests against racial oppression and police brutality continued during the playing of the national anthem at sports events around the country over the weekend. san francisco 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick appeared at a post-game press conference sunday wearing a black panthers party t-shirt, building on the movement he sparked. at an nba preseason game in miami on friday, social worker denasia lawrence took a knee and unbuttoned her jacket to reveal a black lives matter t-shirt as
she performed the "star-spangled banner." in a statement on facebook, lawrence wrote -- "right now, we're seeing a war on black & brown bodies -- we're being unjustly killed and overly criminalized." and tom hayden, who spent decades shaping movements against war and for social justice has died at the age of , 76. tom hayden was the principal author of the port huron statement, the founding document of students for a democratic society known as sds. the statement advocated for participatory democracy and helped launch the student movement of the 1960's. in 1968, hayden became one of the so-called chicago 8 and was convicted of crossing state lines to start a riot after he helped organize protests against the vietnam war outside the democratatic national conventio. speaking to democracy now! last year, hayden described the extraordinary growth of the anti-war movement he helped lead during the 1960's. >> the first march in april 1965
sds, which was then a small campus network that have been based on civil rights institute of power, and we were surprised that 25,000 people came. larargestwas the antiwar march in american history according to historians. within threeee or four years, yu would have a half-million marching on both coasts, so one million, not once, but several times a yeaear, you would have a revolt in the armed forces by gis who were throwing medals over the white house fencece and whwho were in mutiny. you would have 4 million ,tudents caught up in protests
shutting down whole campuses by the spring of 1970. amy: tom hayden passed away in santa monica on sunday after a lengthy illness, after suffering from a stroke over a year ago. and those are some of the headlines. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we begin today's show in north dakota with the ongoing standoff at standing rock, where thousands of native americans representing more than 200 tribes from across the americas are resisting the construction of the $3.8 billion dakota access pipeline which is slated to carry oil from north dakota's bakken oilfieldsds, through souh dakota, iowa, and into illinois. on s saturday, o over 100 peopl, who call t themselves s protects not protesters, , were arresestn a peaceful m march afterer theye confronteded by police in n riot gear carrying assault ries. they say pololice pepper sprprad
them a and then ararrested themn masse. ththis is foototage from t the d stone camp. >> you are all under arrest. >> stand together. do not be afraid. >> hey! amy: organizers also say police discharged rubber bullets to shoot down drones the water protectors were using to document the police activity. in response to saturday's protest, morton county sheriff kyle kirchmeier said -- "today illustrates what we have been saying for weeks, that this protest is not peaceful or lawful, this was intentionally coordinated and planned by agitators with the specific intent to engage in illegal activities."
those arrested face charges including riot reckless , endangerment, criminal trespass, assaulting an officer, and resisting arrest. on sunday, hundreds of water protectors erected a new frontline camp of several structures and tepees directly on the proposed path of the dakota access pipeline. the new frontline camp is just to the east of north dakota state highway 1806 across from the site wherere on september 3, over labor day weekend, dakota access security guards unleashed pepper spray and dogs against native americans trying to protect a sacred tribal burial ground from destruction. the water protectors also erected three road blockades that stopped traffic for hours on highway 1806, to the north and the south of the main resistance camp, and along county road 134. the group cited an 1851 treaty, which they say makes the entire area un-ceded sovereign land
under the control of the sioux. the blockades were dismantled late sunday. for more we are joined by two guests. sacheen seitcham is an activist and journalist with west coast women warriors media cooperative. she was arrested on saturday along with more than 100 other water protectors and journalists at a construction site for the dakota access pipeline in north dakota. tara houska, national campaigns director for honor the earth. she is ojibwe from couchiching first nation. we welcome you both to democracy now! let's first go to sacheen. u were arrrrested saturdayay. can you take us through this day? whatat happened on saturday? >> what happened on saturday was completely uncalled for out of the realm of any understanding with those people who exist [indiscernible]
lockedly, we came to a lot do n down. we were trying to stop the pipeline. we wanted to meet with them [indndiscerniblele] basicacally, they had little lie dune buggigies. they w were followowing us. momore and morore police came.. wewe had to avoid them by r rung downwn the field into aa gully d crossing [inindiscerniblble] l least six t toat eight policece cars and many officers.
so we kept walking so we could meet our objective, you know, to prevent the pipeline from being siteson ancient burial where ancestors are laying. amy: sacheen? >> at this point, there been roughly 200 of us we are walking in the fields with banners. singing. there was a lot of prayer. there was a lot of smudging going on sweetgrass and sage and tobacco. uspolice rolled up beside and basically said, you're all
trespassing and you are all under arrest. so we kept going because at this point, we knew it was too important what we were doing. we must continue to protect the sacred water, the sacred ground. so we kept walking. [indiscernible] lethal assault rifles. rubber bullets can also be fatal. they had their batons out. mace and aarrying threatening manner. as we want -- walked, they cut open the fence to come at us. they started yelling and running toward us. instilling fear in people. we tried to create a sense of organization where we were
asking people, please, stay calm , grgroup together.. if this point they started grabbing people, throwing them off to the side. a young woman who is trying to protect a child in the march, they smacked her in the ribs with a baton and broke it. that is how forceful they were. amy: how were you arrested? >> i was arrested, basically, the cops tried to tell us to go and i was arrested. ok, we're going to leave. you have asked us to leave. we started walking away. as we walked, the police came through to the front and thehey surrounded us s at the back. we werere arrested for incitinia ririot and cririminal trespass.
people do you believe have been arrested so far? we see the estimates between 87, around there, that the sheriff's office is saying upwards of -- cnn is reporting 127. the camp is reporting 140. >> i'm going to go with the camp plus estimate -- camps estimate. no idea what to do with us. they were completely disorganized. garaged as end up in the . amy: what were you chargrged wi? and engagingpass in a riot. amy: were you ever brought to the jail? >> yes, i was. amy: worry strip-s-searched? >> yes, , i was madede to disro. they were very disorganized at
this point and i wasn't treated basically the other -- the way other women were. they basically just made me disrobe if it micros back on. at that point, there were a lot of other women who said they were strip-searched. they were forced to cough and be treated in that manner. amy: how long were you help? >> i got to the jail roughly around maybe 2:00 in the afternoon. i was released at 7:00 a.m. yesterday morning. amy: sacheen seitcham, thank you for being with us. sacheen is a member of the west coast women warriors media cooperative. she was arrested on saturday along with scores of other people, protesters and journalists at a construction site for the dakota access pipeline in north dakota.
when we come back, we will speak to tara houska about the overall time we call the dakota access pipeline.. the plan is the pipeline accelerating construction. then we will speak with shailene woodley, the actress who went to the dakota access pipeline protests. she was arrested. she was strip searched like so many others. stay with us. ♪ [music break]
amy: this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we continue our coverage of the standoff at standing rock with tara houska national campaigns , director for honor the earth. she is ojibwe from couchiching first nation. she has been in north dakota for quite some time now. it seems this week and an acceleration the building of the dakota access pipeline as well
as the protests of the water protectors and also journalists, with numbers ranging from 87 to 140 people arrested this weekend. tara, what do you know is happening, the numbers, but also is the dakota access pipeline -- we would like to put this question to them but we were not able to get them on the show -- is it exhilarating, the construction right now? are they trying to race towards deadline to get this pipeline built? >> as soon as the court looked at the so-called 20 mile buffer was full themt ahead. they have been doing everything they can, constructing on weekends, constructing long hours with massive crews to get this pipeline into the ground. probably, i mean, another tactic to pressure the final -- the army corps permit under the water crossings are all under review right now, so i'm sure
they're looking to get as much of the pipeline in the ground as they possibly can up to the army corps crossings. another pressure point. amy: what happened exactly this weekend? why this acacceleration also of the arrests? >> the sheriff's telling the story of these escalated behaviors and agitators. i found a very interesting morton county, their press contact, actually stated instead that although the protesters peacefully dispersed, what they were doing was still illegalal o ththe sheriff'f's office characacterizing i it both as a riot,, people prpraying is a ri, increasing numbers of arrests whwhile at thehe same timeme acknowledgdging people are peacacefully disispersing whwhed toto leave. soso it is kinind of likee two
conflicting g stories. i think theyey're l looking to e folklks off to get ththis pipele into the g ground, to d do anytg it takakes to get the e pipeline into the ground,d, i including mamassive arrests andnd open violatations of ---- i mean, u g mace on people e for absoluluteo reason. some of the vivideo shows s thee was s no way the officer was threatened, actually grabbing and missing them. amy: right after sheriff kirchmeier was clear, saying five people, more than five people, is a riot. can you respond to this? it seems the charges have escalated. the beginning, it was disorderly conduct and criminal trespass and now it is riots. --i think they're looking like i said, i think they're looking to scare folks off and drain resources. there is a legal fund that has been collected off people's goodwill donations too support
the direct action -- the direct actions against dakota access to stop the construction. and now with these escalated charges, they can increase the amount of bail for each individual arrested, claiming people praying and drumming is somehow a riot is ludicrous. the cr prosecutor could even bring that and d prove that in a court of law, i know one of the lockdowns that happened in the last week, there were only four people there but that doesn't even make thehe statutory requirement of their so-called riot, yet they were still charged with inciting a riot. four people doesn't seem like a riot to me, nor does a group of peaceful native americans praying and smudging one another. amy: a want to ask about the honor the earth, the indigenous environmental network and others sent to the army corps of engineer on october 10. what does this letter say?
>> it goes through the various violations in issues that are present within the permitting it iss, in particular, very, very important that people know that on september 3, which is the date of the dog attacks, have been identified the day prior by the tribe. submittedone out and a supplemental brief and said here are the exact sacred places that are not being considered on your pipeline route. here are several of them. him submitted that a 5:00 on a friday. the following day, dakota access skipped over 20 miles ahead to bulldoze those sites will stop in the national historic preservation act section 110k states, if the company intentionally destroys or
disrupts sacred places, that the permit cannot be issued. that the army corps cannot issued these permits. .his project cannot be approved that is exactly what happened here. thisso what happens at point? today, what is happening, fofor example? and where does this all go from here? >> folks are continuing -- yoyo mentioned the construction of the frontline in camming growing, people putting -- in cam at growing. people putting up teepees and structures for living directly on the pipeline route. they are miles away. dakota access is moving at an incredible pace to try to get this pipeline into the ground. i think the interactions will continue between water protectors and police will stop there'e'll contitinue to be resistance, people putting their actual bodies on the line.
this is such a larger issue. we are fighting for future generations, fighting for the protection of water for 17 million people that live along the missouri river. i think the court cases are continuing. there is a long process for that. really, the army corps of engineers makeses the answer. where is this review process? are you going to uphold the national historic preserervation act and acknowledged the dakota access intentionally destroyeded these sites and cananl these permits, cancel these water permits? this is not a legal pipeline. there was never in environmental impact statement. that is not in the public interest all stop dakota access prophets did not come over the safety and well-being of the people. amy: tara houska, thank you for being with us of honor the earth, ojibwe from couchiching first nation. are north dakota authorities --
are north dakota authorities waging a war against the public's right to know about the ongoing standing rock pipeline protests? earlier this month, they charged documentary filmmaker deia schlosberg with three felonies for filming an act of civil disobedience in which climate activists manually turned off the safety valves to stop the flow of tar sands oil through pipelines spanning the u.s. and canada. these were separate actions from dapl. the actitions took place in minnesota, montana, north dakota, and washington state. deia schlosber was the producer of josh fox's recent documentary "how to let go of the world and love all the things climate can't change." she was filming the action at a valve station owned by transcanada in walhalla, north dakota. she was arrested along with the activists and her footage was confiscated. then she was charged with a class a felony and 2 class c felonies -- which combined, carry a 45-year maximum sentence. meanwhile, on october 10, indigenous peoeoples' day, , at least 27 people including, hollywood actress shailene woodley, were arrested blockading dakota access pipeline construction at two separate work sites.
footage of woodley's arrest was streamed live to roughly 40,000 viewers on her facebook page. >> you're going to be placed under arrest for criminal trespass. >> 40,000 people are watching. so everybody knows we were going to our vehicle, which they had all surrounded by waiting with giant guns so they can arrest me because they knew this would happen. i hope you're watching, mainstream media. amy: that was activist and actress shailene woodley. she is known for the "divergent series" and "the fault in our stars." abouts an "snowden" edward snowden and appeared in "secret life of the americican teteenager." can you talk about what happened to you?
this was right after indigenenos peoples day, columbus day? >> it was on into this -- indigenous peoples day. i happen to be in town. i had gotten back the night before indigenous peoples day and there was a sunrise ceremony , a sunrise prayer. everyone woke up at 6:00 a.m. and gathered at the river to pray, which is how standing rock starts. they're all of these dialogues and narratives about riots. it is so grounded in ceremony and prayer, i can't stress that enough. everyone got up and pray. the night before, coincidentally, right after the presidential debate when the whole world is focused on donald trump and hillary clinton, u.s. court of appeals said -- decided deny the whole. a peaceful action was put in place that i participated in.
we all went down to this certain area -- i could not give you the exact landmarks because i had never been there before. people decided to bring attention to the day and the cause. i was not one of those people. i was participating in a peaceful protest and peaceful protection, along with roughly 300 people, including my mother. i was standing exactly how all of the rest of these 300 people were standing and doing with these other people were doing, which was praying, chanting, singing. after about two or 3, 4 -- my timing is off, but after quite a few hours of doing this, once the people had chosen to be arrested were detained and sent safely away, we all left. the cops were leaving, so we all peacefully left.
as i was pulling up, walking up to my rv in the back of the line of the protesters cars -- the were not a lot of people around -- my mom was with me and a few friends, there was a group of cops waiting for me as well as a tank. i mean, a take. that is so crazy to say. there is a tank, a war tank and then like a swat car tank. they grabbed my arm and asked if i was shailene woodley and i said yes. they told me to wait and eventually they decided to come back and arrest me. amy: so were you the only person outside of those who were willing to get arrested -- i mean, there were several hundred others like you there in support, but left when you were told to -- you are the alall-in-one arrested? >> yes. amy: did they say why? >> i mean, i was charged with criminal trespass and engaging in a riot. they did not say why. because comment saying
i'm shailene woodley, people may be know who i am. i was, like you said, facebook live streaming while i was getting arrested, but before that, i had been live streaming for two plus hours and had over 40,000 people at that time of my time of arrest watching. the prior to that, in an out of 30,000 to 50,000 people, give or take. it was creating a lot of momentum outside a standing rock. as we all know, there has been a media blackout about what is going on. it is up to people like you, amy, and you are doing so bravely and graciously, people like us on the ground with our facebook live streams and you brave warriors who are being arrested to bring attention to this cause because no one is talking about it. it is time for that to stop. it is not acceptable that there are tanks in north dakota facing elders and children protectors
of clean water. this is something that is a big issue and we cannot lay idle anymore about it. amy: what happened next? your brought to the mandndan ja? >> morton county -- yes, mandan jail. we were strip-searched. amy: your charged with low-level misdemeanors and you were strip-searched? undressed had to get in front of someone -- amy: you're by yourself? with regards? >> yes, watching. and prove that we had nothing in our bodies. toldhen from there we were to put on an orange jumpsuit while being watched. and d then in a holding chamber with a group of other women. i have to say, i was the first person who got released that day
on bail. mymy mom happened to be there.. it freaked her out a lot. there were a a lot of women whoi got to know in that chamber who had to stay overnight. and spend a lot more time in jail than i did was to i think it is really important and i think it is pitiful that we talk eia's, butrrest and d there are a lot of people out there that don't have the sport i have because of my name. we all n need to be supporting them just as much as you're paying attention to the issues we're here to talk about because those are our brothers and sisters on the line who are sacrificing so much of their livelihood in order to stand in solidarity with this movement. amy: you did not just go in on that date, on indigenous peoples day, you have been going back to north dakota now for many, many months. why is the dakota access pipeline standoff so important to you?
concerned about this close to $4 billion pipeline being built? >> there are a lot of reasons to be aware of this pipeline will stop one is climate change, as we all know, everything will time will out of a pipeline toto be b built or another fracking well to be built, we are endorsing the fossil fuel industry and only prolonging the time it is going to take to switch to renewable energy. but something that is important about this movement in particular is the fact that it is not only happening outside and on the standing rock sioux reservation, but indigenous timee -- most of the indigenous people come a marginalized communities, are the first affected because there is a certain veil of silence to run over these communities when these pipelines go through. 11 people don't pay attention. 45 minutes south of l.a., there
is the largest oil refinery west of the mississippi yet those people living in beverly hills and santa monica, we don't know about it. predominately if you look at the different communities and the people who live there, yet ask yourself, is that coincidence or is the reason for that? that is what we're seeing a standing rock. a lot of people don't realize this, but for the first time in history, before colonization, native american tribes, a lot of them were at war with one another and did not get along. for the first time in history, these different tribes and non-native allies are coming together to heal the past and move forward in solidarity for future generations, and that is a historical moment. this will be in history books. things are changing anand it is because people are letting go of a lot of pain and a lot of suffering that has existed for so many years. and we cannot -- it is our civic
and civil responsibility, especially me as a non-native, to recognize what my ancestors and what i refuse to continue to let happen to native americans in this country. amy: i was again with a security guard -- speaking with a security guard who is in north dakota protecting the pipeline. one of the things he said to me, especially what happened september 3 when the security guards unleashed the dogs on the water protectors, he said, yeah, to understand why these protesters are angry? themid, we have dogs bite and that is on top of killing them for 200 years. i get it. i get it. shailene woodley, thank you so much for being with us. we're also going to talk about the people who were there documenting what is going on. shaving was arrested on columbus ene was arrested on
columbus day, indigenous peoples car as she was going to her . police had yet to leave the property. we're joined in los angeles by video streaming by deia award-w-winning documentary filmmaker and producer. on october 11, she was arrested while reporting on a climate-change protest in walhalla, north dakota. charged with three felonies, facing 45 years in prison if convicted. "thewith us, josh fox, arrest of journalists and filmmakers covering the dakota pipeline is a threat to democracy -- and the planet." his previous documentaries include "gasland," which first exposed the harms of the fracking industry. he also made "gasland 2," which aired on hbo. deia, describe what happened to you. working as11, i was a reporter as i have done for years and years and years, as
i were doingnd when we made the film. people takingnting a stand, people on the front .ines activists across four states that have plan to turn the emergency shutoff outs on the five pipelines [indiscernible] democracynow.or i was documenting this occurrence outside walhalla, as you said. i was filming the action.
at no point, trespassed, broken or destroyed any property. i had nothing to do with the planning of the event. i was there to document it. i think it is essential for filmmakers to go where the mainstream media is not. there's a major hole in the andrage of climate change people that are already dealing with the consequences of climate change of people f fighting climate change. i take that responsibility very seriously. amy: so when did the police come? >> the police came after -- doing theactivist action, michael, called the company at of time to say he was
going to shut off the valve to give them ample time to take any emergency precautions. and then he turned the valve and meanwhile the comfy notified local police -- company notified local police. after the valve was closed, they came in about 15 minutes. i had my camera set up on a tripod on a public road. they told me i was arrested were being -- for being an accessory pointnt i, it which was brought to the local jail.l. i figured ththings would just he to clear up once they realized ----
amy: so they charge do with three felonies echo what were the felonies? to the property, conspiracy to theft of service, and conspiriracy of interfering with the public structure. amy: and you face 45 years in jajail? what is your comment on this? >> what is my -- y: what dodo say aboutut this? >> it is absolutely outrageous. do for a living, what i have done for years and years. there's actually no ground for these charges. amy: i want to bring in your colleague josh fox, the award-winning filmmaker along
with you, of "how to let go of the world and love all the things climate can't change," and also made "gasland," and wrote "gasland 2." you also wrote "the arrest of , journalists and filmmakers covering the dakota pipeline is a threat to democracy -- and the planet." we have worked in the amazon together. ofe seen deia trek past some the most dangerous things in the world. in making this film, never did i ever think the biggest threat to her life or her livelihood would be the united states government and our police force. what worries me the most is that we have two really disturbing patterns at work. one, pipelines. we have pipelines being put in all across the united states of america.
of course, we stand with standing rock against the dakota access. deia working to report on activists doing an action against tar sands pipelines. they crisscrossed the u.s. because we are in a new regime of fossil fuel develop it because of frack oil and gas. i could go on and on. there is a plan to build 300 new frack gassed power plants in the u.s. and that will require thousands upon power -- thousands upon thousands of pipeline. these battles will escalate because nobody wants those through their property. the second part of this is brutal repression of the media will stop would you, amy goodman, shailene and deia have experienced. i would add in addition, two other reporters that were .rrested alongside of deia
one washington state and our cameraman was just given charges in the mail in minnesota. these people are not accessories to the crime. they are the media. this is the first amendment constitutionally protected -- what i worry about is in the most brutally repressive regimes throughout history, one of the first things those to radical desk it's do is espots is to make sure there's a lockdown on things they do not want reported. his swat teams to the work you been doing, amy, for decades that it is clear the mainstream media will not report on standing rock. they will not report on the pipeline battle. it is infuriating and it advocation of duty to watch the kardashians and other nonsense which is called news when we have revololts happening all across the u.s., not just in standing rock and north dakota, but in new york state and florida and west virginia in
seattle. there is a very active movement against fossil fuels because people don't want fossil fuels anymore. therefore, they have to suppress the reporting on it. it makes me terrified for the future of our profession. we need to be able to operate as documentarians and independent media that are allowed to bring the stories to the public that is constitutionally protected. we would never have been able to make our film if this happened media repression was happening in other countries where we were reporting -- africa, china, peru, ecuador. deep to the heart of what we need to do to not only inspire people with stories about climate activists, but to make them aware of all of the dangers of this fossil fuel expansion. amy: we have to bring in our second break. we will be back. josh fox, deia schlosber. shailene woodley, thank you for
being with us. ♪ [music break] amy: amy: "vietnam" by phil ochs. we end today's show with an extended address by tom hayden, who spent decades shaping movements against war and for social justice, and has died at the age of 76. tom hayden was the principal author of the port huron statement, the founding document of students for a democratic society, or sds. the statement advocated for participatory democracy and helped launch the student movement of the 1960's. in 1968, hayden became one of the so-called chicago 8 and was
convicted of crossing state lines to start a riot after he helped organize protests against the vietnam war outside the democratic national convention. we're going to turn to a clip of tom hayden now. forget that never of course it was the vietnamese resistance and their sacrifice that led to our awakening algg with civil rights movent at home. beganith handfu of youn people, ack studentwho l freem rides,itizen the stent noiolent corany committee s the fit resist the wa ,uli bonds w sitting here was rected aer beinglected to the geoiaegislatu. mohamm ali w stripd of his boxing tles. th also ben with the vtnam committee berkeley growin out of teach-ins, sd to call the fit march. the drt resistae. the e had vever be a p peaful
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